Are They New Jobs If No One Can Apply?

February 2, 2010. Groundhog Day. People assembled at a morning festival to greet the furry squirrel and if it came out of hiding, spring would arrive early that year. Little did we know there were at least 20 prognosticators; 13 of them predicted a shortened winter. The famous one, Punxsutawney Phil, which is featured in the Bill Murray movie, was one of the seven dissenters.

Perhaps Punxsutawney merited the limelight, for 10 days later, on February 13th, the extraordinary happened: There was snow cover in every state of the union, except Hawaii. Winter was clearly not taking leave. The Northeast corridor ...

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